Kilmainhamwood

Kilmainhamwood, historically simply Killmainham (Irish: Cill Mhaighneann),[2] is a village and townland in north County Meath, Ireland. The village is built on the River Dee and is situated north of Whitewood Lake. The village is located on local roads. Neighbouring parishes are Kingscourt to the north, Drumconrath to the east, Nobber to the south-east, Moynalty to the south and Bailieborough to the west.

Kilmainhamwood
Cill Mhaighneann
Village
Street through Kilmainhamwood
Street through Kilmainhamwood
Kilmainhamwood is located in Ireland
Kilmainhamwood
Kilmainhamwood
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°50′58″N 6°48′23″W / 53.849552°N 6.806289°W / 53.849552; -6.806289Coordinates: 53°50′58″N 6°48′23″W / 53.849552°N 6.806289°W / 53.849552; -6.806289
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyMeath
Population
 (2016)[1]
316
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN784852

AmenitiesEdit

There is a primary school, a church, two pubs, and a newsagent near the centre of the village.

 
Train passing the closed Kilmainham Wood station in 1975

Kilmainham Wood station on the former Dublin to Kingscourt railway line was situated east of the village and was closed to passengers in 1947.

SportEdit

The local Gaelic football club is called Kilmainhamwood GFC. The club won the Meath Senior Football Championship once in 1996, however, they now compete in the Junior A Football Championship, which they have won three times in 1965, 1982 and most recently in 1994. Nobber is Kilmainhamwood's main football rivals. Notable former players for Kilmainhamwood include Brian Stafford, Sean McCormack and Jerry Owens.[citation needed]

PeopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sapmap Area - Settlements - Kilmainham". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. April 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)